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Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...] Read full article: Illinois House clears Chicago casino mea...→

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...] Read full article: Illinois House clears Chicago casino mea...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police reform in Chicago and Illinois

EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police reform in Chicago and Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled police unions can’t force misconduct records to be destroyed. It’s a game changer. Read full article: EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police...→

EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert furloughs and layoffs for Chicago and Illinois government employees

EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert furloughs and layoffs for Chicago and Illinois government employees

Every possible solution to the current economic crisis must be on the table, including the reconsideration of a host of union contract provisions. Read full article: EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert fur...→

Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle

Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle

The Oakland City Council approved the charter amendment Tuesday after a compromise was reached with the commission over modifying the wording of the proposal. Read full article: Measure to strengthen Oakland police com...→

EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casino, ‘know when to hold ’em’ mayor

EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casino, ‘know when to hold ’em’ mayor

It’s not just an iconic Kenny Rogers lyric: When the city has cut big deals with private investment groups during financially stressed times, things haven’t al [...] Read full article: EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casi...→

A casino won't save Chicago

A casino is no substitute for having a sound economic development strategy and a realistic, transparent, long-term financial plan that includes addressing long [...] Read full article: A casino won't save Chicago...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...] Read full article: Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COVID-19 Strain in Chicago, U of I Classes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COVID-19 Strain in Chicago, U of I Classes

A unique strain of the coronavirus has been discovered in Chicago, bringing a new perspective on the symptoms residents may experience and how they could be af [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COV...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path on the Northwest Side, will reopen Monday months after it was closed because of the pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an homage to oddball old-school house | Gossip Wolf | Chicago Reader

DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an homage to oddball old-school house | Gossip Wolf | Chicago Reader

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe... Correction: This piece has been updated to properly reflect Jordan Zawideh's relationship to Weekend Records & Soap. Read full article: DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an ...→

Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

The resolution would establish a "Chicago Citizens of African Descent Reparations Commission" to investigate how one of the most segregated cities in the natio [...] Read full article: Measure to create Chicago Reparations Co...→

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged Galesburg, Illinois resident Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, with causing civil disorder, a riot and possessing explosive device [...] Read full article: Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With...→

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

Editor’s note: Gov. Pritzker’s 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to provide an update after calling i [...] Read full article: LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a major victory in Springfield during the legislature’s pandemic-driven special [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent month...→

Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...] Read full article: Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings ...→

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. Read full article: Chicago casino should be just one piece ...→

EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

The grownups asserted themselves in the Illinois Legislature, settled things down and accomplished more than we might have predicted. Read full article: EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislat...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illinois With High Winds, Large Hail

Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illinois With High Winds, Large Hail

Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain, high winds and large hail Saturday afternoon across the Chicago area as several counties were under severe thundersto [...] Read full article: Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illi...→

Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois: Report

Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois: Report

Nearly 60 percent of guns recovered in Chicago come from out-of-state dealers, with more than 20 percent traced back to Indiana, according to a newly-released [...] Read full article: Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes ...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago will offer $200 to each taxicab to help pay for personal protective equipment

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago will offer $200 to each taxicab to help pay for personal protective equipment

Chicago is opening a new front as it slowly gets back to normal during the pandemic: Helping cab drivers buy personal protective equipment.... Under a plan to [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Chicago Police Misconduct Records Should Not Be Destroyed

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Chicago Police Misconduct Records Should Not Be Destroyed

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of upholding the City of Chicago’s request to preserve all police misconduct records, a decision widely w [...] Read full article: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Ch...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Chicago is slowly loosening even more restrictions, allowing bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service only Wednesday.... At the same time, another majo [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Ba...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

State Of Illinois Calls Up 250 Additional National Guard Members To Assist Beyond Chicago

The State of Illinois is calling up 250 additional National Guard members to assist in communities beyond Chicago amid unrest in the city. Read full article: State Of Illinois Calls Up 250 Additiona...→

Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's House Early Sunday

Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's House Early Sunday

About a dozen protesters gathered at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home just after 6 Sunday morning following protests that turned violent Saturday night. Read full article: Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor ...→

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

As residents across the city observe an unusual Memorial Day holiday Monday, Chicago police dispersed a group of protesters rallying against the ongoing stay-a [...] Read full article: Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Prote...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois: Report

Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois: Report

Nearly 60 percent of guns recovered in Chicago come from out-of-state dealers, with more than 20 percent traced back to Indiana, according to a newly-released [...] Read full article: Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COVID-19 Strain in Chicago, U of I Classes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COVID-19 Strain in Chicago, U of I Classes

A unique strain of the coronavirus has been discovered in Chicago, bringing a new perspective on the symptoms residents may experience and how they could be af [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COV...→

EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police reform in Chicago and Illinois

EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police reform in Chicago and Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled police unions can’t force misconduct records to be destroyed. It’s a game changer. Read full article: EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police...→

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Chicago Police Misconduct Records Should Not Be Destroyed

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Chicago Police Misconduct Records Should Not Be Destroyed

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of upholding the City of Chicago’s request to preserve all police misconduct records, a decision widely w [...] Read full article: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Ch...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path on the Northwest Side, will reopen Monday months after it was closed because of the pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle

Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle

The Oakland City Council approved the charter amendment Tuesday after a compromise was reached with the commission over modifying the wording of the proposal. Read full article: Measure to strengthen Oakland police com...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

The resolution would establish a "Chicago Citizens of African Descent Reparations Commission" to investigate how one of the most segregated cities in the natio [...] Read full article: Measure to create Chicago Reparations Co...→

State Of Illinois Calls Up 250 Additional National Guard Members To Assist Beyond Chicago

The State of Illinois is calling up 250 additional National Guard members to assist in communities beyond Chicago amid unrest in the city. Read full article: State Of Illinois Calls Up 250 Additiona...→

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

Editor’s note: Gov. Pritzker’s 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to provide an update after calling i [...] Read full article: LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at...→

EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casino, ‘know when to hold ’em’ mayor

EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casino, ‘know when to hold ’em’ mayor

It’s not just an iconic Kenny Rogers lyric: When the city has cut big deals with private investment groups during financially stressed times, things haven’t al [...] Read full article: EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casi...→

Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...] Read full article: Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings ...→

A casino won't save Chicago

A casino is no substitute for having a sound economic development strategy and a realistic, transparent, long-term financial plan that includes addressing long [...] Read full article: A casino won't save Chicago...→

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

As residents across the city observe an unusual Memorial Day holiday Monday, Chicago police dispersed a group of protesters rallying against the ongoing stay-a [...] Read full article: Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Prote...→

EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

The grownups asserted themselves in the Illinois Legislature, settled things down and accomplished more than we might have predicted. Read full article: EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislat...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illinois With High Winds, Large Hail

Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illinois With High Winds, Large Hail

Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain, high winds and large hail Saturday afternoon across the Chicago area as several counties were under severe thundersto [...] Read full article: Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illi...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago will offer $200 to each taxicab to help pay for personal protective equipment

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago will offer $200 to each taxicab to help pay for personal protective equipment

Chicago is opening a new front as it slowly gets back to normal during the pandemic: Helping cab drivers buy personal protective equipment.... Under a plan to [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Chicago is slowly loosening even more restrictions, allowing bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service only Wednesday.... At the same time, another majo [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Ba...→

EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert furloughs and layoffs for Chicago and Illinois government employees

EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert furloughs and layoffs for Chicago and Illinois government employees

Every possible solution to the current economic crisis must be on the table, including the reconsideration of a host of union contract provisions. Read full article: EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert fur...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an homage to oddball old-school house | Gossip Wolf | Chicago Reader

DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an homage to oddball old-school house | Gossip Wolf | Chicago Reader

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe... Correction: This piece has been updated to properly reflect Jordan Zawideh's relationship to Weekend Records & Soap. Read full article: DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an ...→

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged Galesburg, Illinois resident Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, with causing civil disorder, a riot and possessing explosive device [...] Read full article: Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With...→

Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's House Early Sunday

Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's House Early Sunday

About a dozen protesters gathered at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home just after 6 Sunday morning following protests that turned violent Saturday night. Read full article: Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a major victory in Springfield during the legislature’s pandemic-driven special [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent month...→

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. Read full article: Chicago casino should be just one piece ...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...] Read full article: Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois: Report

Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois: Report

Nearly 60 percent of guns recovered in Chicago come from out-of-state dealers, with more than 20 percent traced back to Indiana, according to a newly-released [...] Read full article: Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COVID-19 Strain in Chicago, U of I Classes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COVID-19 Strain in Chicago, U of I Classes

A unique strain of the coronavirus has been discovered in Chicago, bringing a new perspective on the symptoms residents may experience and how they could be af [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Unique COV...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago will offer $200 to each taxicab to help pay for personal protective equipment

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago will offer $200 to each taxicab to help pay for personal protective equipment

Chicago is opening a new front as it slowly gets back to normal during the pandemic: Helping cab drivers buy personal protective equipment.... Under a plan to [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police reform in Chicago and Illinois

EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police reform in Chicago and Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled police unions can’t force misconduct records to be destroyed. It’s a game changer. Read full article: EDITORIAL: A big step forward for police...→

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Chicago Police Misconduct Records Should Not Be Destroyed

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Chicago Police Misconduct Records Should Not Be Destroyed

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of upholding the City of Chicago’s request to preserve all police misconduct records, a decision widely w [...] Read full article: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Ch...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path on the Northwest Side, will reopen Monday months after it was closed because of the pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Chicago is slowly loosening even more restrictions, allowing bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service only Wednesday.... At the same time, another majo [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Ba...→

EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert furloughs and layoffs for Chicago and Illinois government employees

EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert furloughs and layoffs for Chicago and Illinois government employees

Every possible solution to the current economic crisis must be on the table, including the reconsideration of a host of union contract provisions. Read full article: EDITORIAL: How unions can help avert fur...→

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in Illinois

While casinos in Las Vegas reopened a week ago and Indiana prepares to welcome back gamblers Monday, it's no dice, yet, for the 10 gambling houses in Illinois. Read full article: No dice, yet, for casino reopenings in I...→

Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle

Measure to strengthen Oakland police commission clears major hurdle

The Oakland City Council approved the charter amendment Tuesday after a compromise was reached with the commission over modifying the wording of the proposal. Read full article: Measure to strengthen Oakland police com...→

DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an homage to oddball old-school house | Gossip Wolf | Chicago Reader

DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an homage to oddball old-school house | Gossip Wolf | Chicago Reader

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe... Correction: This piece has been updated to properly reflect Jordan Zawideh's relationship to Weekend Records & Soap. Read full article: DJ and producer Jordan Zawideh drops an ...→

Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s Principles With President Trump, White House

The sheriff of Livingston County, Illinois, took part in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement leaders at the White House Monday where he shared the vis [...] Read full article: Illinois Sheriff Shares His Department’s...→

Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

The resolution would establish a "Chicago Citizens of African Descent Reparations Commission" to investigate how one of the most segregated cities in the natio [...] Read full article: Measure to create Chicago Reparations Co...→

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With Rioting, Possessing Explosives In Minneapolis, Chicago George Floyd Protests

The U.S. Attorney's office has charged Galesburg, Illinois resident Matthew Lee Rupert, 28, with causing civil disorder, a riot and possessing explosive device [...] Read full article: Illinois Man Matthew Rupert Charged With...→

State Of Illinois Calls Up 250 Additional National Guard Members To Assist Beyond Chicago

The State of Illinois is calling up 250 additional National Guard members to assist in communities beyond Chicago amid unrest in the city. Read full article: State Of Illinois Calls Up 250 Additiona...→

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at 3 p.m. After Calling National Guard to Chicago

Editor’s note: Gov. Pritzker’s 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live in the player above. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to provide an update after calling i [...] Read full article: LIVE: Illinois Gov. Pritzker to Speak at...→

Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's House Early Sunday

Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's House Early Sunday

About a dozen protesters gathered at Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's home just after 6 Sunday morning following protests that turned violent Saturday night. Read full article: Protesters Gather Outside Chicago Mayor ...→

EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casino, ‘know when to hold ’em’ mayor

EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casino, ‘know when to hold ’em’ mayor

It’s not just an iconic Kenny Rogers lyric: When the city has cut big deals with private investment groups during financially stressed times, things haven’t al [...] Read full article: EDITORIAL: When it comes to Chicago casi...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent months working both sides of the aisle in Springfield to secure casino votes

After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot scored a major victory in Springfield during the legislature’s pandemic-driven special [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spent month...→

Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings Friday

That's the expected but still welcome word that came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker today as he declared Illinois has cleared medical guidelines and can proceed to Ph [...] Read full article: Pritzker clears Illinois for reopenings ...→

A casino won't save Chicago

A casino is no substitute for having a sound economic development strategy and a realistic, transparent, long-term financial plan that includes addressing long [...] Read full article: A casino won't save Chicago...→

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday. Read full article: Chicago casino should be just one piece ...→

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Protest Against Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Order

As residents across the city observe an unusual Memorial Day holiday Monday, Chicago police dispersed a group of protesters rallying against the ongoing stay-a [...] Read full article: Chicago Police Disperse Grant Park Prote...→

EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

The grownups asserted themselves in the Illinois Legislature, settled things down and accomplished more than we might have predicted. Read full article: EDITORIAL: After rocky start, a legislat...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowing Sale of Cocktails for Takeout or Delivery

With bars and restaurants badly hurt by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois legislature delivered some welcome news on Saturday as both the House an [...] Read full article: Illinois House, Senate Pass Bill Allowin...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...] Read full article: Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation...→

Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illinois With High Winds, Large Hail

Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illinois With High Winds, Large Hail

Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain, high winds and large hail Saturday afternoon across the Chicago area as several counties were under severe thundersto [...] Read full article: Chicago Weather Photos: Storms Slam Illi...→